According to a report from German outlet Sport1, Bayern Munich have already made contact with Christian Eriksen’s representatives as he seemingly edges closer to the Tottenham Hotspur exit.
Sport1 reports that the Dane’s contract with the Champions League finalists expires in the summer. And he has, so far, rejected the chance to pen fresh terms at Spurs.
The report notes that Eriksen could leave in January, but is more likely to move on at the end of the season.
Sport1 suggests that Bayern have been in contact with Eriksen’s representatives, and he would be interested in making the switch to the Allianz Arena.
If Eriksen has no intention of sticking around, then Spurs need to do all they can to offload him in January. They will still be able to demand a substantial fee, rather than lose him for free in the summer.
Unfortunately, Tottenham’s season has, so far, been disappointing. It is too early to write their campaign off. But there is every chance that they could go into January with one eye already on next season.
With that in mind, Mauricio Pochettino may want to think about life after Eriksen, whether he stays in January or not. There is not much point putting too much faith in a player who will almost definitely be playing elsewhere this time next year.
Of course, a turnaround in their fortunes could change the situation. But it may be a smart move to focus on others within his squad – especially with Eriksen yet to show his best form.
It is not a given that they will be able to sell Eriksen. He will be able to agree a pre-contract deal with clubs in January ahead of the summer. But if they can agree a sale, Spurs must surely consider letting him go at the next opportunity.